Raipur (thestates.news) | Culture Minister, Amarjeet Bhagat, inaugurated a three-day National seminar organized at the auditorium of Mahant Ghasidas Museum Raipur on Friday. The seminar focuses on the latest research in the fields of archaeology, archives, and museums, with particular emphasis on Central India. Addressing the inaugural session, Minister Bhagat stated that research scholars from Delhi, Kolkata, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, and Uttar Pradesh have participated in the seminar. He added, “I hope that through this national seminar, meaningful discussions will take place on new studies, discoveries, documentation and technological experiments in the field of archaeology, archives, and museums”. This will pave the path for a new direction towards preserving the cultural heritage of the region.
Culture Minister, Shri Bhagat, added that Chhattisgarh is located in Central India, and holds a significant place in India due to its rich cultural and historical heritage. Throughout its history, the state was known by various names such as Dakshin Kosala, Dandakaranya, Ratanpur Raj, and Mahakosala, all of which contribute to its abundant past. The citizens of this area have established their unique way of life and customs. The state government has previously conserved 58 historical structures in this vicinity. Recently, we have added 4 additional monuments located in Maheshpur of Surguja district to our protection list this year. Thus, the total number of monuments safeguarded by the state government has now risen to 62.